Lightroom: Floating panels/toolbars...like other Adobe products

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I love Lightroom. I use it every single day as I am a professional photographer. However, I can't understand for the life of me why Adobe has chosen to have no ability to float Lightrooms toolbars as is possible with the other Adobe products. I have two monitors and would love to actually make the best possible use of them. Adobe, please add this feature as I'm sure it will be welcomed by all users.

Thanks, Freddy
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Freddy Rozentzvaig

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Stefan Klein

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With more and more tools and sliders in LR, the need for floating panels gets bigger and bigger. LR`s UI was okay for version 1 or 2.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: Detachable panels for Lightroom Develop module to help address perform....

I apologize if this has been suggested already. I did a quick search and didn't find any similar suggestions...

I have two 24" monitors attached to a computer with an intel i7 quad core processor (albeit an older 950 model quad core) and I still find performance sluggish in the develop module. I have read that using a second monitor, and especially a LARGE second monitor can exacerbate performance issues.

My eyesight isn't what it used to be and I prefer to do my editing with my image 1:1 in loupe mode in the second monitor. Since this seems to be detrimental to performance, I was wondering if Adobe had ever considered creating detachable panels so that I could still have my image full screen in one monitor and use the other monitor just for my edit panels? (I believe you can already do this in photoshop?) Would this approach help address performance issues for those who prefer to edit with a full screen image window?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled unlock/undock panels in lightroom for custom layout.

It would be great if it were possible to undock the develop panels, just like in photoshop, so we can make better use of our screen area. right now when using many of the develop options you have to keep scrolling endlesly up and down to find the correct sliders. especially on using ultrawidescreen monitors, i have a very big unused area...
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: Please end the endless scrolling.

In most Adobe applications, you have the possibility to undock specific windows. See for example this in Premiere Pro:




This window can then be positioned anywhere one wants, including an another screen.


I often use more than one screen, but unfortunately Lightroom doesn't really support any useful multiscreen features.

Instead of being able to undock all the different editing tools in develop mode, I spend most of my editing time in Lightroom endlessly scrolling. (I checked and its about 50% of my editing time!!)

Please Adobe, enable this feature! It would be great to have one screen for the full screen image and clutter all the other screens with the editing tools.

Isn't it ironic that using Lightroom, as a photographer, one hardly looks at one's photos in full screen?...

Thank you for any consideration!
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That is reassuring that this feature was already requested 6 years ago... and still no progress? Any chance that it might be considered soon?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I would like to see Lightroom support a modular window design similar to Premiere....

I would like to see Lightroom support a modular window design similar to Premiere. For example, I'd like to be able to drag the folders section to a second screen, and then also resize it. And maybe do the same for the metadata section of the Library tab and move it to a different screen and size it. Thanks!